Dried fruit imports were down in 2020. As of the official data, the country bought dried plums, apricots and apples worth 792.5 thousand USD in 2020. In total, the country purchased 400.2 tons of dried fruits last year, which is down by 23.2% compared to 2019.
In addition, the value of 63.4 tons of dried fruits imported in 2021 amounted to 135.0 thousand USD.
According to Geostat, the main importers are Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates. Imports of dried fruits were down from all countries in the last year.
List of the countries from which Georgia buys the dried fruits:
1. Turkey - 453.5 thousand USD, 173.9 tons;
2. Uzbekistan - 189.6 thousand USD, 173.2 tons;
3. United Arab Emirates - 50.2 thousand USD, 8.5 tons;
4. Iran - 38.8 thousand USD, 24.2 tons;
5. Germany - 18.9 thousand USD, 1.8 tons;
6. Ukraine - 16.3 thousand USD, 14.4 tons;
Last year, dried fruits in small quantities were imported from Lithuania, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands and India.
As for the current year, Georgia imported dried fruits from Iran (46.1 thousand USD), Uzbekistan (38.9 thousand USD) and Turkey (33.9 thousand USD) in January-February.
It worth noting that Georgia bought 1,097.8 tons of dried grapes worth $ 1.823 million from foreign countries. This amount is slightly down compared to 2019 ($ 1.858 million, 1,101.1 tons).
TOP Countries by dried grape imports in 2020:
1. Uzbekistan - 857.7 thousand USD, 527.6 tons;
2. Iran - 744.8 thousand USD, 468.8 tons;
3. Turkey - 174.8 thousand USD, 90.3 tons.
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